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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Round table raises questions about effectiveness of public participation processes in Alberta energy matters

Nickie Vlavianos is an Assistant Professor with the Faculty of Law at the University of Calgary.  She has recently published an article for the Canadian Institute of Resources Law's publication, "Resources", titled "The Issues and Challenges with Public Participation in Energy and Natural Resources Development in Alberta".  Professor Vlavianos outlines the themes that emerged from a round table discussion held by the Institute in April, 2010.  Among the primary issues and challenges identified at the round table were:
  • the need for more effective public participation at policy and planning stages;
  • the need for public participation at the Crown mineral and surface rights disposition stages;
  • the need to address several aspects of existing participation processes including the question of whether stakeholder consultation by industry really amounts to public participation in energy and resources development decision making
Read the full article at: Nickie Vlavianos re public participation.